Bureaucracy and Race: Native Administration in South Africa by Ivan Evans

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Paperwork and Race overturns the typical assumption that apartheid in South Africa was once enforced basically via terror and coercion. with no understating the position of violent intervention, Ivan Evans indicates that apartheid used to be sustained via an exceptional and ever-swelling forms. the dept of local Affairs (DNA), which had faded over the past years of the segregation regime, suddenly revived and have become the conceited, authoritarian castle of apartheid after 1948. The DNA used to be an enormous participant within the lengthy exclusion of Africans from citizenship and the institution of a racially repressive exertions industry. Exploring the connections among racial domination and bureaucratic progress in South Africa, Evans issues out that the DNA's transformation of oppression into "civil management" institutionalized and, for whites, legitimized a substantial, coercive bureaucratic tradition, which ensnared hundreds of thousands of Africans in its workings and corrupted the whole country. Evans specializes in definite good points of apartheidthe go process, the "racialization of area" in city parts, and the cooptation of African chiefs within the Bantustansin order to make it transparent that the state's relentless management, no longer its brazenly repressive associations, was once the main virtue of South Africa within the Nineteen Fifties. All observers of South Africa earlier and current and of totalitarian states in normal will stick to with curiosity the tale of ways the dep. of local Affairs used to be an important in remodeling "the concept of apartheid" right into a persuasiveand all too durablepractice.

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Legassick “The Making of South African ‘Native Policy,’ 1903–1923” (seminar paper, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London University, 1973); M. S. Evans, The Native Problem in Natal (Durban, 1906); and I. ), Western Civilisation and the Natives of South Africa: Studies in Culture Contact (London, 1934). 4. Dubow, Racial Segregation; Marian Lacey, Working for Boroko: The Origins of a Coercive Labour System in South Africa (Johannesburg, 1981); Tatz, Shadow and Substance. 5. Dubow, Racial Segregation, especially chapter 3.

29. John Brewer, Black and Blue: Policing in South Africa (Oxford, 1994), 11. For an application of the “internal colonialism” thesis to South Africa, see H. Wolpe, “The Theory of Internal Colonialism: The South African Case,” in I. ), Beyond the Sociology of Development (London, 1976). 30. With Natal and the two Afrikaner republics, the OFS and the Transvaal, unwilling to accept the nonracial franchise in the Cape Province, negotiators averted disaster by agreeing to preserve the various “Native policies” extant in each of the four colonies on the assumption that the matter would be resolved at a later time.

Dubow, Racial Segregation and the Origins of Apartheid in South Africa, 1919–1936 (Oxford, 1989). Some of the classical sources include E. H. Brookes, The History of Native Policy in South Africa from 1830 to the Present Day (Cape Town, 1924), and, by the same author, The Political Future of South Africa (Pretoria, 1927), The Colour Problems of South Africa (Lovedale, 1934), and White Rule in South Africa, 1830–1910 (Pietermaritzburg, 1974); D. Welsh, The Roots of Segregation: Native Policy in Colonial Natal, 1854–1910 (Cape Town, 1973); E.

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